English Literature- Poetry

Words I need to know for my poetry exam

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  • Created on: 01-03-11 13:32

Pathetic Fallacy

Presenting human emotions and feelings through inanimate objects in nature. For instance When someone is terribly upset, there may be a storm.

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Juxtaposition

Placing something or someone, maybe some words, next to each other to outlind the contrast or to compare them.

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Ambiguity

Where the meaning of something the poet has written is unclear, or could be interpreted in more than one way.

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Paradox

An opinion or statement that totally contradicts itself.

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Hyperbole

When something is majorly over exaggerated.

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Oxymoron

When two contradicting words are placed next to one another, For instance: Pretty Ugly.

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javeria bibi

HI could you quote in which poems these "WORDS" are present in. Thanxs

priyanka

This is good information and very usefull

Darkest Vampire

good but could be better

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